PhD Research - Jason Maier

BS Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara; ME Civil and Environmental Systems, University California, Berkeley

The understanding of individual and household consumption patterns is a vital component in designing a sustainable future. While historically sustainability science has focused on eco-efficiency, it is becoming ever more clear that a decrease in consumption of highly impactful goods must accompany efficiency gains in order for significant environmental benefit to be realized. Jason uses life-cycle assessment, microeconomic theory and behavioral economics as a lens to better understand current consumption patterns, the impacts of potential shifts in consumption, and the behavioral motivations for shifts in preference.

Year Admitted: 2016
Research Areas:
Industrial ecology, life-cycle assessment, environmental economics, consumer behavior
Faculty Advisor: Roland Geyer

Office: Bren Hall 3007